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Challenges and Solutions in Thread Cutting Operations

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Challenges and Solutions in Thread Cutting Operations

One of the most important but less understood machining processes is Threads and Thread Machining. Most components produced today, whether in the auto sector, process control, or equipment manufacturing contain at least one form of thread. Hence thorough understanding of the basics and usage of threads and thread cutting tools is of primary importance, especially so with internal threads, where the operation is constrained.

Threading applications today call for materials with high strength to weight ratios which are more often than not, difficult to machine. These impose high demands on thread cutting tools and tool holding and performance limits are stretched continuously. Therefore it becomes imperative that all aspects of threading, be it thread cutting, thread forming, tool holding or thread gauging, be explored fully to realize the full potential of the tooling available today.

 

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) had organized a one day programme on Challenges and Solutions in Thread Cutting Operations on 11 December 2015 at IMTMA Technology Centre in Pune.

The training programme focused on :

  • Basics of threads
  • Overview of thread cutting methods - Thread rolling, Thread cutting, Tapping, Threadmilling, Relative advantages and limitations
  • Tap geometries, Cold Forming Taps
  • Basics of Tapping
  • Basics of Thread Milling. Tap Holders, Rigid Tapping Care of Tap Holders
  • High speed Tapping for mass production
  • Demo of Tapping and Thread Milling in CNC Machining centre and cycle time analysis
  • Observation of Chips produced. Demo of Softsynchro to measure Synchronising errors
  • Check list for tap trials
  • Use of thread gauges; Do's and Don'ts; Calibration of gauges; care and maintenance tips

The training programme was conducted by Mr. K.N. Heblekar, EMUGE India, Pune.

Delegates from Benteler Automotive India, Bajaj Auto, Fiat India Automobiles, and Jayahind Industries attended the training programme.

The training programme was highly interactive. Participants were able to solicit feedback on specific technical issues from the expert faculty.

Defects Analysis of Paint & Powder Coating Applications

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Defects Analysis of Paint & Powder Coating Applications

In today’s manufacturing scenario, where shortage of raw material, power and increasing pressure to reduce costs are the order of the day, ‘Painting / Coating application’ is possibly the most troubled issue. While we are nearly at par with global standards in metal working, we definitely lack in finishing and powder coating applications operations. The stark difference is visible when it comes to exporting our goods. Lack of knowledge in Defect Analysis especially in painting / powder coating and buck passing between paint or powder suppliers versus equipment suppliers lead to high rework and rejection rates.



Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) had organized a 2 day programme on Defects Analysis of Paint & Powder Coating Applications on 19 and 20 January 2016 at IMTMA Technology Centre in Pune.

The training programme focused on :

  • Paint Film Defects, Root Causes and Remedies
  • Basics of Paints / Coatings
  • Types & Importance of Pretreatment before Paint / Coatings applications & their types
  • Basics of Paint / Coatings Spray Applications, Paint Spray Techniques
  • Paint Application Techniques, How to improve the transfer efficiency
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance
  • Shelf life, storage and safety aspects
  • Disposal of paints and media
  • How to read the specifications
  • Case studies from engineering industries
  • Group discussion and presentation

 

The programme was conducted by Mr. Meghan Manjrekar, industry expert in Surface Coating & Application Technology.

Delegates from Jyoti CNC Automation, S&T Engineers, Jeyamalli Industries, Carl Bechem Lubricants, Lohia Corp., Schneider Electric India, Damper Technology India, Rotex Automation, Avitron Components, Stakall, Larsen & Toubro, Force Motors, VE Commercial Vehicles, Bharat Electronics, Gabriel India, Nirmiti Precision, and Janak Healthcare attended the training programme.

The training programme was highly interactive. Participants were able to solicit feedback on specific technical issues from the expert faculty.

Defects Analysis of Paint & Powder Coating Applications

 

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Defects Analysis of Paint & Powder Coating Applications

In today's manufacturing scenario, where shortage of raw material, power & increasing pressure to reduce costs are the order of the day, 'Painting / Coating application' is possibly the most troubled issue. While we are nearly at par with global standards in metal working, we definitely lack in finishing and Powder Coating Applications operations. The stark difference is visible when it comes to exporting our goods. Lack of knowledge in Defect Analysis especially in painting / powder coating and Buck passing between paint or powder suppliers vs equipment suppliers lead to high rework and rejection rates.

 

 

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) had organized a 2 day programme on Defects Analysis of Paint & Powder Coating Applications on 1 - 2 February 2016 at IMTMA Technology Centre in Pune.

The training programme focused on :

  • Paint Film Defects, Root Causes and Remedies
  • Basics of Paints / Coatings
  • Types & Importance of Pretreatment before Paint / Coatings applications & their types
  • Basics of Paint / Coatings Spray Applications, Paint Spray Techniques
  • Paint Application Techniques, How to improve the transfer efficiency
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance
  • Shelf life, storage and safety aspects
  • Disposal of paints and media
  • How to read the specifications
  • Case studies from engineering industries
  • Group discussion and presentation

This programme was conducted by Mr. Meghan Manjrekar, Industry expert in Surface Coating & Application Technology.

Delegates from GSC Coatings India, Randack Fastners India, McCoy Architectural Systems, BOSCH Chassis Systems, Brakes India, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers, Electromech Instruments, HUF India, Helical Springs (Unit of T. K. Precision Private Limited), Miven Mayfran Conveyors, Firefly Fire Pumps, SUYASH IMPEX, ABF Engineering International, MINDA KYORAKU, Mahindra & Mahindra, ASB International, Integrated Cleanroom Technologies, Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation, and Kirloskar Oil Engines attended the training programme.

The training programme was highly interactive. Participants were able to solicit feedback on specific technical issues from the expert faculty.

Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

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Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD) are the key elements which make a product successful in the global competitive scenario. Design for Manufacturability (DFM) is a set of guidelines developed to ensure that a product is designed so that it can be easily and efficiently manufactured with a minimum of effort, time, and cost. DFM will help designers to build quality into robust design at least cost. In addition to achieving quicker product development and reducing cost of product development, DFM also ensures that the transition from the design phase to the production phase is as smooth and rapid as possible.

 
 

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) had organized a 2 day programme on Design for Manufacturability (DFM) on 5 and 6 January 2016 at IMTMA Technology Centre in Pune.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) had organized a 2 day programme on Cleaning of Machined Components on 4 and 5 February 2016 at IMTMA Technology Centre in Pune.

The training programme focused on :

  • DFM - Introduction
  • DFM Basic Issues, Concepts & Methods
  • DFM for Sheet Metal Stampings, Simulation for Prediction of Feasibility, Process, Quality and Spring Back
  • Case Studies of Making Sheet Metal part assembly feasible
  • DFM for Castings, Machining, Plastic Parts, and Sheet Metal Parts

The training programme was conducted by Mr. Avinash Khare - Consultant & Head of IMTMA Technology Centre, Pune, and Mr. Gautam Doshi, Advisor, IMTMA, along with industry experts from Tata Motors, Autodesk Simulation, Geometric, Designtech Systems, and Tata Technologies.

Delegates from Mahindra Two Wheelers, Ammann Apollo India, Eagle Burgmann India, Hamilton Housewares, Bajaj Auto, KEC International, Elcom International, Setco Automotive, Wheels India, BHEL, John Deere India, and Valeo India attended the training programme.

The training programme was highly interactive. Participants were able to solicit feedback on specific technical issues from the expert faculty.

Cleaning of Machined Components

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Cleaning of Machined Components

Parts cleaning, like most metalworking processes, are experiencing ever tightening specifications. Owing to the constantly increasing requirements in terms of efficiency, quality and environmental protection the cleaning of industrial parts has become absolutely essential in modern manufacturing processes. It is highly critical especially in case of automotive components, aerospace parts and medical implants.

However, Parts cleaning is often the most ignored area in the production lines. Cleaning is commonly considered as non value adding process; without evaluating the consequences of ignoring component cleaning. A successful cleaning process requires careful selection of both the cleaning chemistry and equipment. Cleaning process is influenced by various factors viz. manufacturing process, cleaning media, surrounding conditions, work-piece quality, parts handling, machine technology, testing process (Millipore test), etc.

 

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) had organized a 2 day programme on Cleaning of Machined Components on 4 and 5 February 2016 at IMTMA Technology Centre in Pune.

The training programme focused on :

  • Importance of industrial parts cleaning.
  • Cleanliness testing methods.
  • Inspection procedure in determining cleanliness.
  • Different types of cleaning media; Selection of right cleaning media.
  • Important factors influencing cleaning results; Influence of surrounding conditions.
  • Combining cleaning technologies; multi-stage cleaning systems using automated material handling.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning processes.
  • Cleaning Chemistry - Insight and recent trends.
  • Cleaning of automobile parts - user perspective.
  • Live demo of ultrasonic cleaning equipment.

This programme was conducted by industry experts in Surface Coating & Application Technology from SKF India, Castrol India, NN Combined Engineering Agencies, Crest Ultrasonics India, and Durr Ecoclean.

A total of 35 delegates from Cabrorundum Universal, Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Schoch Reeds India, Ferromatik Milacron India, FALCON TOOLINGS, M/S P.A. Pinions,Tractors and Farm Equipment, Bajaj Steel Industries, Panchsheel Filters, Gautam Technocast, Sartorius Stedim India, Silkaans, ELGi Equipments, Bajaj Auto, Jayahind Industries, Force Motors, Essem Tecnopinz, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hydac (India), and Micro Supreme Auto Industries attended the training programme.

The training programme was highly interactive. Participants were able to solicit feedback on specific technical issues from the expert faculty.